Regular environmental and social impact studies are undertaken to determine the effect of the construction and operation of projects at selected sites. This is done before the commencement of implementation of the project. All applicable statutory, environmental regulations, guidelines and standards are adhered to and the power projects are equipped with state-of-the-art devices for the control of pollutants to levels within required norms.
The effluent generated is treated and reused within the project boundaries for plantation, gardening and for other non-critical applications such as dust suppression systems. The concept of zero discharge of effluents is adopted. The fly ash produced during power generation is supplied to cement manufacturing units and utilized for mine back-filling and brick-making units.
Air pollution - control devices with benchmark efficiency (Electro-Static Precipitators with 99.9% efficiency) have been installed.
The following steps were taken towards environment protection at the company’s 1,000 MW plant at Tamnar and coal mine during the year under report:
- About 1.18 lakh saplings were planted near the plant, coal mine area, Rabo Dam area and nearby villages.
- Since 2005-06, 21, 45,690 saplings have been planted.
- Coal washery was commissioned in February 2013 to provide clean coal to the plant and to reduce environmental impact.
- With a view to ensuring zero liquid discharge, a pipeline of 1005 metres has been laid for utilization of treated sewage from sewage treatment plant at Shaktivihar-1 colony. The treated sewage water is being used in horticulture.
- 14, 26,600 bricks have been manufactured at the plant using fly ash. Only bricks made of fly ash are being used in construction activities at the colony near the plant.
- A biogas plant with m3 capacity based on kitchen waste has been installed near industrial canteen.
- Use of plastic at colony and hostels has been banned to promote the utilization of eco-friendly jute bags.
- E-submission of Income-Tax documents, circulation of E-magazine and online processing of annual performance appraisals have been initiated to reduce the use of paper.
- E-meetings are held via a state-of-the-art Telepresence Room established in Tamnar.
Safe and environment-oriented operations are a part of the company’s core values. Rooted in respect for people, local communities and the planet, these goals reflect our desire to do the right thing. Through its environmental initiatives, JPL is contributing to the conservation of the natural environment.
Creating Smiles through Responsible Community Development
The Jindal Power plant is located near village Tamnar in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. The company is currently working in 38 adopted villages/hamlets covering a population of about 41,000, adjacent to the power project, mines and water reservoir areas at Tamnar.
The Company implements its community development programmes the following five thematic heads:
- Health and sanitation
- Infrastructure development